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The Chemistry course includes 28 mandatory practical experiments which must be completed in the lab, as well as a written paper including questions on these experiments and examining the theory and applications of chemistry.

Chemistry Course Content

  • Acids, Bases & PH Calculations
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Electron Arrangement
  • Experiment Q1 (Titration)
  • Experiment Q2 (Organic)
  • Experiment Q3 (Other)
  • Fuels & Thermochemistry
  • Gas Laws, Moles & Gas Properties
  • Instrumentation & Chromatography
  • Ionic & Covalent Bonding
  • Option: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Option: Industrial Chemistry
  • Option: Materials & Polymers
  • Option: Metals
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Oxidation & Reduction
  • Periodic Table
  • Q4
  • Radioactivity
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Stoichiometry, Formulae & Equations
  • Water & Water Analysis

The Exam

The Leaving Cert exam is three hours in duration. You must answer at least two questions from Section A (experiment section) and a maximum of six questions from Section B.

There are eleven questions in total on the exam paper, each carrying 50 marks.

There is no element of continuous assessment in Chemistry, but experiment copies must be available for inspection by the State Examinations Commission. You will have to memorize the chemical components of a series of prescribed experiments. You will need to present the elements of four such experiments in the exam.

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Our TY, LCA 2 and 5th year Art students had a lovely educational trip to Dublin this week where they visited the RHA, National and Hugh Lane Galleries, the National History Museum and more.
Our first year students had a very enjoyable day outside of the classroom on Wednesday taking part in their retreat with Declan Browne, retreat facilitator.
This week our TY class took part in the regional Vex Robotics competition in Munster Technological University, Cork. They really impressed in the first session and were ranked 1st with a 100% win rate and narrowly lost in the quarter finals. It was a
Well done to Alex Thompson who represented us so well at the BT Young Scientist competition in Dublin last week, where he got to meet the Minister for Education Norma Foley.
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